Every time I was called on in class

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Every time I was called on in class, I was sure that I was about to embarrass myself. Every time I took a test, I was sure that it had gone badly. And every time I didn’t embarrass myself — or even excelled — I believed that I had fooled everyone yet again. One day soon, the jig would be up … This phenomenon of capable people being plagued by self-doubt has a name — the impostor syndrome. Both men and women are susceptible to the impostor syndrome, but women tend to experience it more intensely and be more limited by it.

Sheryl Sandberg

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  1. Nothing says “authenticity” like somebody who was on the Harvard track from nursery school and as an undergrad cozied up to Larry Summers, the Lizard Person most responsible for the looting of Russia in the 1990s, putting her name to a ghost-written book that urges young women to freeze their eggs so that they might have a shot at a fulfilling career as Senior Vice President of HR by age 42, at which point Mister Right is bound to show up.

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